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Brides Against Breast Cancer brings charity gown sale, bridal show to Pittsburgh

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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This weekend, Pittsburgh brides-to-be can say "yes" to the dress and "no" to cancer when the Brides Against Breast Cancer nationwide "tour of gowns" stops at The Fez banquet and wedding venue at 2312 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa.

The event kicks off Saturday with a VIP gown unveiling reception from 1-5 p.m. For a $35 donation, a bride and a guest (or $20 per additional guest) can be the first to browse the sale's selection of new and gently worn gowns at significant discounts before the general admission sale begins. VIP guests also will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, drinks, entertainment and giveaways, including a gift certificate for a pair of wedding bands from JVL Jewelry and a travel package from VIP Vacations.

From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, brides can browse gowns at the $5 general admission sale. The sale is in conjunction with the Bridal Experience show (www.bridalexp.com). Layaway plans of up to 12 months will be offered and most major credit cards, debit cards, cash or personal check will be accepted.

Learn more on the Brides Against Breast Cancer website (www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org).

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Hit the ski slopes in style with warmer, more figure-flattering outerwear

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

If you're brave enough to spend time outside in these bitterly cold temperatures, the good news is that there are a lot more options for ski fashions and outerwear that are more comfortable, more stylish and much warmer than in the past.

Thanks, Pittsburgh Today Live, for welcoming me on the show to talk about these new trends and technologies. Have fun on the slopes (in style)!

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Pittsburgh Fashion Week unveils Pop-Up C.O.R.E. project

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The fifth annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week will sashay into the Steel City Sept. 22-28 at venues across the city. But event organizers are already gearing up for the anniversary with a new initiative, the Pop-Up Fashion C.O.R.E. (Create Opportunity for Real Exposure) project.

Pittsburgh Fashion Week founder and executive director Miyoshi Anderson announced this morning via a YouTube video (posted above) that she will be "popping up" across the city, and perhaps across the country, to interview models, designers, artisans, fashion photographers and stylists who are making a splash in the style scene. She will post videos of these interviews on social media in the coming weeks to spotlight the work of members of Pittsburgh's fashion and beauty community and to build excitement for Pittsburgh Fashion Week 2014.

To learn more, follow Pittsburgh Fashion Week on Twitter @PghFashionWeek or check out the event's Facebook page.

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Holiday shopping notes: A trunk show, a super sale and shop-all-night options

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

 

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It's the day before the night before Christmas. Still have some shopping to tackle? 

Many stores are staying open late (or all night) until the big day. Others are holding special last-minute events to help shoppers who are still struggling to find the perfect something for someone special. 

Here are a few places to check out: 

Emy Mack trunk show in Sewickley: For the fashionista on your list with a soft spot for shoes, try a gift by a Pittsburgh-based brand Emy Mack (pictured above at a trunk show last summer). Emy Mack shoes are high-end, made-in-Italy styles for women willing to invest for classic (classy), long-lasting footwear.

Shop the collection 5-8 p.m. today at 501 Beaver St., Sewickley. Information: www.emymack.com

Kohl's stores open non-stop: Through Tuesday, most locations are open around the clock. Plus, if you use your Kohl's charge card, you can take an extra 30 percent, 20 percent or 15 percent off your purchase. 

Macy's stores in Pittsburgh open extended hours: Stop by your local Macy's department store today until 2 a.m. On Christmas Eve, stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

United Colors of Benetton winter sale: Through January 6, save up to 50 percent on apparel. The store's gift items selection also is stocked with stocking stuffer options, including ear muffs, watches, iPhone covers and more. In Pittsburgh, Benetton is located at 5513 Walnut St., Shadyside.

 

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What's happening in Pittsburgh fashion: Boutique holiday sales, Pittsburgh Dad goes to the mall and more

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Curt-WoottonPittsburgh Dad can help with your holiday shopping this weekend.

The days until Christmas are ticking away, but how about the names on your shopping list? 

Here are some events happening across Pittsburgh this weekend to inspire you to hit the stores!

Fill-A-Bag holiday sale at Dress for Success Pittsburgh: From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, fill a big with new and gently used professional fashions and accessories for a $20 donation. Bring a friend and receive a goody bag. There will be hourly giveaways and surprises, too. It's on the fifth floor of the Warner Centre, 332 Fifth Ave., Downtown. 

Information: 412-201-4204.

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e.b. Pepper holiday celebration: The women's boutique at 5411 Walnut St., Shadyside, invites you to welcome its new second-floor neighbor yeni with a champagne celebration and fashion preview. On Friday and Saturday, a sampling of yeni's accessories, jewelry and more will be available for special purchase before its grand opening. 

Information: e.b. Pepper on Facebook or 412-683-3815. Learn more about yeni at www.yenijewelry.com.

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Feathers holiday sale: Give the gift of home comfort this season (or perhaps pick up some things to dress up your home for guests). Until Christmas, stop by 5408 Walnut St., Shadyside, for $50 off each $250 purchase of Yves Delmore bed and bath linens and save 20 percent on select bed, bath and table linens by Sferra. Select down comforters and bed pillows also will be marked down. 

Information: shopatfeathers.com or 412-621-4700.

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Meet Pittsburgh Dad at The Mall at Robinson: From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday on the upper level near Macy's, The Mall at Robinson will welcome Curt Wootton (a.k.a. Pittsburgh Dad) and director Chris Preksta for a "Meet-n-Greet N'at." Photos and autographs will be free. Plus, there will be Pittsburgh Dad merchandise for sale. 

Don't know who Pittsburgh Dad is? Watch his 'Burgh-centric "dadisms" here

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